Uber is officially launching today, 17 months after first launching a pilot version of the service in the U.S. The company said it is now “fast-tracking” the global launch after the number of businesses customers using Uber Eats surged in March, due in part to during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is an important launch for Uber as demand for ride-hailing services in the wake of shelter-at-home policies that started in the U.S. in the . In recent days, Uber has to look for work in other areas of its business, , , and Uber Eats. Although online food delivery services have reportedly been , Uber said it saw a 28% increase in Uber for Business customers using Uber Eats between February and March.